The Damon J. Keith Collection of African American Legal History is the country's first and only archive dedicated to the perpetual care of the papers, artifacts and memorabilia of African American legal history. Established in 1993 through the vision of Professor Edward Littlejohn, the collection is a partnership between the Walter P. Reuther Library and the Wayne State University Law School. It is available for research by scholars, students and the general public.

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and the Collection of African American Legal History are in the process of developing resources to help educators protect children's rights and ensure their education.